RUSSELLVILLE — The Conway Wampus Cats are just one win away from completing a perfect run through the 7A-Central Conference.

The Cats, who have already locked up the top seed in the conference heading into next week’s state tournament at Van Buren, romped Russellville 61-33 Tuesday night to improve to 23-2 overall and 13-0 in league play.

Leading 30-20 at halftime, Conway began to open things up in the third, as an 18-9 run put more separation on the scoreboard. The Cats led 48-29 heading into the final quarter.

Colt Fason led Conway with 12 points. Preston Purifoy added 11, while Teshaun Sims finished with 10. Everett Reed and Micah Delph had seven points each.

"We still want to stay focused going into the state tournament," Conway coach James Bates said.

The Cats will host Little Rock Catholic for Senior Night on Friday.


Lady Cats coach Janet Taylor notched her 200th win at Conway after Tuesday night’s 58-46 win over the Lady Cyclones.

"It’s nice to get to that milestone, but it’s a tribute to the great players I’ve been so blessed to have coached," Taylor said. "... It has nothing to do with me."

The Lady Cats (17-8, 9-4), who are still in contention for second in the conference, led throughout. They jumped out to a big lead (21-8) after the first quarter.

Taylor Gault led Conway with 22 points. Tamara Heard finished with 14 points, while Meghan Lewis added 11.

Kayle Wiedower led Russellville with 20 points.

The Lady Cats will close the regular season Friday night hosting Mount St. Mary.